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The Difference A Year Makes [Aug. 27th, 2015|11:05 am]
Tony Grist
I don't believe my mother's condition has changed much over this past year. Looking back over this blog I see that in August '14 we were already having conversations that went,

"What are we doing today?"

"Nothing."

"Oh good."

On the other hand Ailz and I have certainly become creakier. In the first half of this year we were cheerily swanning out in the car twice a week and now we're pacing ourselves. This Sunday past we drove to Leicester- a round trip of 300 miles- and we're still recovering. 
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-08-27 01:53 pm (UTC)
Well, Leicester isn't exactly round the corner from you and of course recovery time is longer. Once a week out is pretty good at our age.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-08-27 04:14 pm (UTC)
It's always further than I think it's going to be.
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From: athenais
2015-08-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm about to make a 400 mile drive in one day for the second time in two weeks and I'm exhausted just thinking about it. And I'm 8 years younger than you!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-08-27 05:56 pm (UTC)
That sounds really harsh.

Long journeys are made tolerable by breaks for meals and even a little sight seeing but if you've got 400 miles to cover in a day you can hardly afford more than the briefest stops.
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